Sharing the Light.
Candles are a big part of my celebrations at this time of year - I have a lot and love the feeling they give to an event.I love to personalize them with ribbons and jewels but this year I thought I would try to add stamps to the mix.
The easiest and neatest way to do this is with tissue paper. You design your image on the tissue paper and then adhere it to the candle by melting the wax.
My Minds Eye Stamps - I used "12 Days of Christmas", "Lost & Found Christmas" and the 'so happy' stamp (one of my all time favs) from The Lost & Found 2 Breeze collection.
My Minds Eye Ribbons from Lost and Found two collection.
Heat Gun, Ink Pads and some Tissue paper - mine was recycled from a package but you can buy some or ask a crockery store nicely for a sheet as it goes a long way.
The great thing about this technique is that it is so versatile and easy to do. One of the big parts of my celebrations is remembering that that have passed and to celebrate their lives.
So I used more stamps and then wrote on the name of the person. I then cut out the image as I did not need to cover the whole candle.
The possibilities are endless: think of weddings and birthdays. You can even draw your own images or the kids doodles. Print out photographs onto the tissue paper - just tape down all the edges on a piece of regular printer paper and set it to transparency.
Just remember that the colour of the wax will change the colour of your image so my colours that looked bright on the white tissue became muted with the cream candle wax.
Decorate and add final touches. I used tiny pins to hold in the ribbon and you can add adhesive jewels too. just remember to removed them before the candle flame reaches them or they might burn and cause a fire hazard.
I hope you are enjoying these creative days.
Just like the past few days, leave a comment on Anam's blog post and we will pick one winner who will receive the stamp sets and trims that Anam used! We will announce the winner on Monday, December 26, 2011.